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"As the sun began to set, Jim and the uncles watched the last yellow light of the day slide up the mountain toward the bald, dragging evening behind it. When the light went out of their faces, they turned and watched it retreat up the peak, where at the summit a single tree flared up defiantly before going dark. A chilly breeze whipped from nowhere across the bald and flapped the legs of Jim's overalls. He turned with the uncles for a last look at the view before heading down the mountain. All but the brightest greens had drained out of the world, leaving in their stead, an array of sombre blues. A low fog had begun to seep out between the trees along Painter Creek. Jim jumped down from the rock and looked toward home." At once delightful and wise, Jim The Boy brilliantly captures the pleasures and fears of youth at a time when America itself was young and struggling to come into its own.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780316198950
ISBN-10: 0316198951
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Back Bay Books
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tony Earley

Tony Earley was born and raised in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, and graduated from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. He attended the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, where he earned his MFA in creative writing, studied under Richard Yates, and won several fiction prizes

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